dunnock

[ duhn-uh k ]
/ ˈdʌn ək /

noun British.

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Origin of dunnock

First recorded in 1425–75, dunnock is from the late Middle English word dunoke, donek. See dun2, -ock

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British Dictionary definitions for dunnock

dunnock
/ (ˈdʌnək) /

noun

another name for hedge sparrow

Word Origin for dunnock

C15: from dun ² + -ock
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